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Herbs in an Advent Wreath

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Herbs in an Advent Wreath
A long-standing holiday activity in our home is to make an Advent wreath for the table which reminds us of the blessings and special meaning this season brings.  I use herbs to make our wreath and enjoy the significance that many of them bring to this favorite tradition.  Some of the herbs I include in our wreath are boxwood, juniper, lavender, rosemary, sage, and thyme.  Most of these herbs were used during biblical times and are mentioned in the Bible, making their use in Advent...
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Posted in: Winter | Tags: advent , wreath , herb , Christmas | Comments (0) | View Count: (1673)
Visual Guide Updates –  Kemper Center for Home Gardening
Visiting the Kemper Center for Home Gardening, on the upper level is a display and slideshow featuring some of our ‘Visual Guides’ found on our website (www.gardeninghelp.org).  The guides we focused on this year were:      ‘Repotting Orchids’ – February and March      ‘Propagating Plants by Cuttings’ – April and May      ‘Native Missouri Milkweeds for Monarchs’ &nda...
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Posted in: Winter | Tags: birds , allergies , visual guides , herbs , nature crafts , gourdaments , trees , shrubs , orchids , tomato | Comments (0) | View Count: (1716)

Saving Money – Can You Dig It?

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Saving Money – Can You Dig It?
If you plant tender bulbs such as cannas, dahlias and elephant ears, you know replacing them annually can get expensive for those of us who live in zones where they don’t survive the winter.  Now is the time to put a reminder on your calendar to plan digging and storing your favorites for use next year.  Not only will you save money but you will be rewarded with larger, hardier plants.  Many tender bulbs multiply rapidly and can also be divided at this time and used or share...
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Posted in: Fall | Tags: bulbs , dahlia , elephant ears , colocasia , glads , crocosmia , storing bulbs , canna , caladium | Comments (0) | View Count: (2454)